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Biodiversity is the living fabric of the planet.
In the densely populated and highly urbanized city of Paris, the presence of nature enhances the quality of life and the health of its residents.
Therefore, preserving biodiversity in Paris is a major concern and will be even more so in the future.
The city is committed to this cause by creating biodiversity spaces, developing an action plan for nesting birds in Paris, and implementing green streets in all districts.
Respect natural spaces: in parks, gardens, and natural areas in Paris, stay on designated paths, avoid picking plants, refrain from feeding wildlife, and avoid disturbing their habitats.
Manage waste responsibly: remember to dispose of your waste in appropriate bins and recycle whenever possible.
Here are some biodiversity-related activities to explore Paris and the Île-de-France region:
This app offers new perspectives on Paris, through guided stroll which allow to discover dynamic neighbourhoods, new landscape, pockets of wild or cultivated nature, and offer the chance to observe rare or common animal and plant species in the capital.
A vibrant place that's a paradise for both kids and adults, offering a constant stream of things to do, discoveries to make, and plenty to learn.
Metro: line 7, station Porte de la Villette
Bus: line 71, 139, 150, 152 (Porte de la Villette)
Tramway: T3b (towards Porte de Vincennes - Porte d'Asnières, station Porte de la Villette)
The Longchamp Castle, an imposing 19th-century building, hosts exclusive exhibitions on two floors. The Domaine’s Park encompasses 3.5 hectares of preserved nature, photo exhibitions, and several artworks scattered along an original path in nature. In the middle of the park, "La Clairière" is a true green oasis in the woods where you can find organic and local food options, outdoor games, concerts, and engage with committed individuals and organizations every weekend.
Metro: line 1 (station Porte Maillot, prendre la sortie André Maurois) + bus 244 OR line 10 (station Porte d’Auteuil) + bus 241
RER: line C, station Neuilly – Porte Maillot + bus : line 244
The Fontainebleau region: This forested massif provides a peaceful haven for various outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and dog sledding.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Fontainebleau Castle, a former royal and imperial residence.
Transilien: from Paris Gare de Lyon, line R
The natural domain of Saint-Germain-en-Laye: The castle where Louis XIV was born now houses the National Archaeology Museum and is surrounded by a natural domain of nearly 3,500 hectares, perfect for long family walks. It offers a breath of fresh air away from the city's hustle and bustle.
RER: line A (station Saint Germain en Laye)